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VOL. 129 | NO. 248 | Monday, December 22, 2014

Election Year Marks Passing of Generations

There were more than a few indications of the passing of political generations in Memphis this past year.

Expanding East

Tamp & Tap plans new East Memphis location

Tamp & Tap, the name of the popular Downtown coffee shop and restaurant, is an allusion to both espresso – which is tamped for compression before going into the machine – and also kegs of beer, which are tapped.

Memphis Ties Abound In Jack Jones Shootout

This time a year ago, a Southeast Missouri State basketball team with a strong Memphis flavor came into FedExForum and played a competitive game with a University of Memphis squad that would later win a game in the NCAA Tournament.

Area Hospitals Penalized for Avoidable Complications

Regional One Health and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis are among the 721 hospitals that the federal government is penalizing for having high rates of infections and other patient injuries.

I Choose Memphis: Jessica Ball

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

SMALL BUSINESS

Charter Operator AB Jets Soaring to New Heights

David Turner began working for a local charter plane operation in 2000, but five years later Turner decided he needed a change of scenery and started flying for Memphis-based AB Jets.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Nonprofit Dating Game

The holiday mistletoe, love song, and New Year’s Eve parties conjure up the allure – and the drama – of dating. Who are you dating? Who do you want to be dating? Who will you be dating in 2015? And, if you’re married, how will you reaffirm your marriage in 2015?

STATE GOVERNMENT

GOP Leader Announces He'll Undergo Cancer Treatment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A GOP leader in the state Senate says he has been diagnosed with cancer and plans to undergo treatment.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Cuban Cigar Boom? Not Yet, Stores and Customers Say

MIAMI (AP) – The coveted Cuban cigar is set to make its first legal appearance in the U.S. in years, with relaxed guidelines allowing American travelers to return with a few of the once-forbidden items in their suitcases. But the cigars won't roll into stores just yet, and owners say they aren't worried about any dip in business.

Amazon, Macmillan Reach Multiyear Deal

NEW YORK (AP) – Another major publisher has reached a multiyear deal with Amazon.com.

Sponsors Pay Big Bucks to Join College Bowl Games

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games features a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands.

TECHNOLOGY

Poll: Americans Skeptical of Commercial Drones

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution.

Security Flaws Allow Global Cellular Eavesdropping

BERLIN (AP) – Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem.

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